Nick Redford of Zest Food Partners wins Start-Up Entrepreneur award

Date: November 25, 2021Leave a comment

Nick Redford, strategy director of Zest Food Partners, has been named Start-Up Entrepreneur of the Year for the North West at the 2021 Great British Entrepreneur Awards. Launched in 2012, […]


Wholesalers want more supplier support, finds Zest Food Partners

Date: April 9, 2021Leave a comment

Relationships between foodservice wholesalers and suppliers were put under the spotlight in a survey conducted last month by Zest Food Partners. Worryingly, among the 60 respondents, only 12.5% of the […]


Core 300-strong own-brand range now available to Confex members

Date: January 20, 2021Leave a comment

Core, an own-brand range of more than 300 products across the ambient, chilled, frozen and non-food categories, is now available to Confex members. Business development manager Matt Norman said: “Members […]


Claire Williams joins Zest Food Partners as marketing director

Date: November 9, 2020Leave a comment

Claire Williams, formerly group marketing manager at Caterforce, has joined Zest Food Partners as marketing director. Williams (pictured) brings to the role specific knowledge of the independent foodservice market and […]


Zest Food Partners launched to support brand owners in foodservice

Date: August 18, 2020Leave a comment

Zest Food Partners has been launched to support brand owners and deliver growth in the foodservice market. Nick Redford, former managing director of Caterforce and founding partner of Arete Procurement […]


Kff extends Aylesford warehouse and adds new product ranges

Date: February 17, 2020Leave a comment

Foodservice wholesaler kff has expanded the size of its warehouse facility at Aylesford, Kent, to 24,390 sq ft, adding new ranges of cleaning materials and non-foods as well as more […]


Nick Redford and Warren Hamer launch Arete procurement business

Date: February 17, 2020Leave a comment

Former Caterforce managing director Nick Redford has combined with Warren Hamer, Sodexo’s global category director for protein, to form a new foodservice procurement support business. Arete Procurement Solutions, which begins […]


Gary Mullineux appointed interim managing director at Caterforce

Date: September 16, 2019Leave a comment

Gary Mullineux (pictured) has been appointed as interim managing director of Caterforce. His appointment follows the announcement that Nick Redford is to step down as MD in December. Caterforce chairman […]


Chris Gallacher promoted to MD of United Wholesale Scotland

Date: July 10, 2019Leave a comment

Chris Gallacher has been appointed managing director of United Wholesale (Scotland), succeeding Asim Sarwar, who has stepped up to the new role of executive chairman. Gallacher (pictured) worked for Booker […]


Nick Redford to leave Caterforce at end of year

Date: July 6, 2019Leave a comment

Managing director of Caterforce Nick Redford (pictured) is to relinquish this post at the end of the year. Group chairman Stephen Carr said: “After 10 years of excellent service leading […]


Caterforce turnover leaps by £54 million

Date: April 5, 2019Leave a comment

Foodservice buying and marketing group Caterforce has announced annual like-for-like sales growth of £54 million to £524 million. Managing director Nick Redford (pictured) pointed out that this is despite the […]


Sir Ranulph Fiennes heads line-up at Caterforce conference

Date: March 1, 2019Leave a comment

Sir Ranulph Fiennes (pictured) will be the keynote speaker for Caterforce’s annual conference, which has the theme ‘The Market Uncovered’. Taking place on 14 November at the Celtic Manor Resort […]